Meet The

Supply Chain Queen


Sheri R. Hinish

From Humble Beginnings

Growing up as a first-generation college student in her family, Sheri’s pursuit of knowledge and excellence led her to achieve multiple master’s degrees, culminating in her graduation at the top of her class from Rutgers and Harvard.

Despite her remarkable achievements, Sheri remains grounded and relatable, hoping that others see themselves in her story and find comfort in the accessibility and empowerment that she brings.

Often the only and youngest woman in many boardrooms, she has shattered barriers and defied expectations in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Educational Background
and Professional Certifications

01Sheri holds a Masters from Harvard University in Sustainability and Liberal Arts, specializing in Sustainability Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainable Development.

02She is certified in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard University, as well as Organizational Behavior and Change Leadership from Cornell University.

03Sheri holds two credentials from Rutgers Business School with the highest distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma), a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, and a mini-MBA with a focus on Digital Supply Chain.

04Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Science in Business, Supply Chain Management (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland.

05Sheri is a certified IBM Design Thinking Co-Creator, a licensed Project Management Professional, and a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.

06A graduate sustainability lecturer at Arkansas University, she also does adjunct lecturing at Georgetown University, and has guest lectured at Loyola Maryland, Harvard, Duke, and Bard.


Driven by an unwavering sense of duty

Sheri feels compelled to use her voice to uplift and empower others, particularly through education. Her grandparent’s legacy of farming and agriculture serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative journey she has embarked upon, one that would have seemed unimaginable in her grandparent’s time.

This deep connection to her roots fuels her passion for sustainable development and the realization of the 2030 vision, where she believes the convergence of technology, education, sustainability, and supply chain is pivotal in effecting real and lasting change.

Sheri’s aspirations extend beyond personal accolades, aiming to be positioned as an executive board member and to lend her expertise to Fortune 500 companies, well-known nonprofits, and influential organizations committed to driving impactful change.

She seeks to be recognized not just for her professional prowess, but as a human being and an advocate of the world we share.

A loving mother to three beautiful children, Sheri is focused on creating a future that we can all be proud of and in which our children can thrive in.

A Recognized Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sheri’s mission is not just about personal success; it’s about creating equitable access to education and mentorship, particularly for underrepresented individuals and communities. She advocates for diverse representation in solving global challenges, emphasizing the critical need for cognitive diversity in developing impactful solutions.

Sheri’s vision extends far beyond her own accomplishments; it encompasses a deep-seated commitment to fostering inclusive and diverse solutions for the global challenges we face. Her unwavering determination to bridge gaps and break down barriers serves as a beacon of inspiration for those who aspire to make a difference.

Recognition and Awards

Consistently recognized as a top leader, Sheri has garnered
numerous awards, including:

01A Top Voice on Linkedin in Corporate Sustainability and Strategy in 2024

022024 Top 100 Women in Sustainability and Supply Chain

03Top 50 Executive Influencer in Sustainability by Onalytica

04Top 100 Women Leaders by March 8 Magazine

05Named in the “Top 100 Women in Supply Chain” by Supply Chain Digital in 2021, among many other accolades.

06Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in 2022, 2021, 2020 & 2019

07People’s Choice 2020 Global Woman in Supply Chain Leader

08World’s Most Influential Women Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022

09Corporate Vision Excellence award recipient for 2020’s Most Influential Leader in Supply Chain & Technology


Influencer and Thought Leader

Sheri is a prominent B2B influencer in sustainability and supply chain, covering various trends such as sustainable supply chain, innovation, sustainable development, sustainability technology, digital experiences, and inclusive leadership.

Her engaged, cross-channel following reflects her impact in these areas.

Sheri also serves as a Rebel, CXO advisor, graduate educator, and perpetual student, dedicated to inspiring and improving supply chain transformations.

She is the host of the acclaimed podcast Supply Chain Revolution, which advocates for the future of sustainable supply chain. Sheri’s vision is centered on effecting global change through shared purpose, sustainability, circularity, and the development of technology rooted in sustainable principles.

Create A Powerful
Collaboration With Sheri

Sheri’s purpose is clear: to make a meaningful impact for the clients, colleagues, partners, and communities she serves.

She assists customers in designing and building sustainable enterprises and ecosystems.

Ethical innovation is at the core of her approach, strategically championing stewardship and creating impactful, equitable, and responsible change.

In her current role as a senior executive and principal, she leads EY’s Sustainability Services, Alliances, and ESG-Climate Ventures globally. She formerly led IBM’s Sustainability Services and Strategy globally.

Sheri achieved the top rankings in Strategy and Vision as well as Innovation in HFS’ 2022 Sustainability Services report during her time at IBM. She excels in effectively combining people, processes, and technology to translate sustainability goals into practical implementation.

With her extensive industry knowledge, strategic partnerships, and established methodologies, Sheri’s proficiency in Sustainability Services enables her to guide and counsel clients in integrating sustainability into organizational operations and ethos. 

Her capabilities encompass various areas including net-zero and circular supply chains, responsible sourcing and procurement, operationalizing ESG reporting into sustainable performance management, decarbonization and clean energy transition, as well as the utilization of emerging sustainability technology in business transformation and equitable transition.


Qualified Leader

With multiple Master’s degrees and a top-notch education from Harvard, she is a highly qualified leader with a strong foundation in education, emerging technology, and sustainable supply chain practices.


Unwavering Advocate

She is an unwavering advocate for diversity, equity, and representation, demonstrating her commitment to using her voice to help others and make a positive impact in the world.


Experienced Innovator

As a first-generation college student, she has demonstrated her ability to innovate and lead in male-dominated environments, positioning herself as an experienced innovator in the industry.


Engaged Visionary

She is an engaged visionary who is dedicated to bringing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to life through her expertise in technology, sustainability, and supply chain management.


Nurturing Mentor

Prior to focusing on her own career, she dedicated herself to helping others find their voice and personal branding, reflecting her nurturing and mentorship qualities.


To A Better Future

Sheri’s journey reflects her values, aspirations, and the profound impact she seeks to make. It encapsulates her desire to connect with others on a human level, to inspire trust and confidence, and to pave the way for a future where sustainability, technology, and supply chain converge to create meaningful and lasting change. 

Sheri’s story is one of resilience, compassion, and a relentless pursuit of a better world for all.

In capturing the essence of Sheri’s journey, it becomes clear that her impact extends far beyond the boardroom; it resonates in the hearts and minds of those she seeks to uplift and empower. 

Her story is a testament to the transformative power of determination, empathy, and a steadfast commitment to creating a brighter, more inclusive future for generations to come.


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